Alvin Boey graduated in 2004 with an honours degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Monash, Australia. He was involved in the research, development and implementation of heavy machineries at a major manufacturing company in Malaysia before deciding to pursue a career in intellectual property.
Alvin joined the firm in 2006 and qualified as a registered patent, industrial design and trademark agent in 2008. His work involves advising local and foreign clients on IP protection, conducting searches and the drafting and prosecution of applications for patents and industrial designs. His patent drafting experience includes inventions in the fields of electromechanical devices, agricultural machinery and plant, water and wastewater treatment, and medical devices. His experience as a mechanical engineer has provided invaluable technical knowledge in assisting clients in their IP needs related specifically to mechanical inventions.
In addition to his extensive prosecution work, Alvin has conducted numerous freedom-to-operate searches and provided infringement and validity opinions. He has appeared before the Kuala Lumpur High Court as an expert witness.
With his excellent work and wealth of experience in the field of patents, Alvin has been recognized as a recommended individual for patent prosecution in Malaysia by IAM Patent 1000.
In April 2022, Alvin was appointed as a Manager (Prosecution) in the Patent Department. He will be playing a key role in managing overseas prosecution (excluding Brunei) as well as overseeing the Malaysian industrial designs portfolio.
Alvin also serves as a Business Development Strategist at Henry Goh. His role includes identifying, analyzing, and strategizing with a focus on the implementation and execution of the firm’s strategic plans. Alvin is a savvy content creator and puts his creativity to good use for the benefit of the firm’s marketing and advertising activities.
Alvin is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).